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Poster: Tyler Date: Mar 4, 2005 8:16am
Forum: etree Subject: Any good 'world music' here or elsewhere?

I was listening to NPR today and on 'The World' there was a piece about bolivean coco farmers and their organic chocolate selling it to the US and global organic market. Anyway, they played field recordings of a celebration the workers had with native south american songs and tunes ... and it got me thinking how much I really enjoy world music. Drum circles from africa, pan-pipes from south america, steel drums from the caribeean... Is world music / native music of cultures available in field recordings? If so, are any on the archive? Any in the 'open source' section that peopl eknow of? or perhaps you can route me to a website that has mp3's of some of these recordings? I know I heard Mickey Hart (GD drummer right?) did some field recordings of african drummers in the congo.. does anyone have leads for hearing these such things? they seem so rich in history for millenia, it would be a shame if it wasn't being preserved electronically for those not in the local regions to be able to hear what those native sounds were like.

thanks for any help you can provide!

tyler

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Poster: Ras ViKing Date: Mar 11, 2005 2:16am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Any good 'world music' here or elsewhere?

Hey Now!
Mickey also worked/is working with the Library of Congress to preserve/digitally record the vast catalog of recordings that are in their 'vault.' I had heard a few years back that at least some of those were being made available to the public. Haven't heard about it for a couple of years now though. Have to check with the LoC unless someone here knows more.

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Poster: samson Date: Mar 5, 2005 2:51am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Any good 'world music' here or elsewhere?

Hey Tyler- all I got is a streamable part of Mickeys website.

http://www.gdradio.com/allworldradio/

41 various tracks from his albums, shows, and field recordings. You can't take it with you but its something to listen to while at the computer.

Speaking of his field recordings, I bought the Bali Sessions when it came out and it is excellent. It may be worth it to pick up one of his field recordings if you have the cash. I'm glad I did.

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Poster: Ras ViKing Date: Mar 11, 2005 2:36am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Any good 'world music' here or elsewhere?

Hey Now Samson!
Thanks for posting the link for people to check out, however you can take it with you. No I'm not talking about pod-casting either. If you have Audacity you can rip the music as it downloads. Of cource the kind thing to do is then go and purchase the lps/cassettes/cds/dvds that the music you are now enjoying so that the people involved will see that there is an interest in it and help ensure that more becomes available.